Southeast Community College values the safety and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. If you have experienced any incidents of potential sexual misconduct, harassment, or violence, whether these occurred on- or off-campus, please know that you have rights, you have options, and that support is available for you. This document is an overview of various policies, procedures, resources, and supports related to sexual and relationship violence.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex*, which
includes sexual and relationship violence at any federally funded education program or activity. When
the College receives a report of sexual and relationship violence or discrimination, it will respond in
a prompt and equitable manner, consider and process every report based on its own facts and
circumstances, and prohibit retaliation against anyone for raising complaints or participating in a
process related to Title IX.
For information about SCC’s Access, Equity & Diversity Office, visit the SCC Diversity Office website.
*The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to also include discrimination based on gender identity.
You have the right to report an incident of sexual or relationship violence to the college, law enforcement, or both.
You also have the right not to make a report.
Anyone who reports any type of sexual misconduct (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate
partner violence) to a College employee will be informed in a timely manner of all their rights and options,
including the necessary steps and potential outcomes of each option. When choosing a reporting resource, the
following information should be considered:
Those who report being subjected to sexual misconduct, including harassment, sexual assault or intimate partner
violence, shall be provided written information about her/his right to:
(1) Notify law enforcement and receive assistance from campus authorities in making the notification; and,
(2) Obtain a protective order, apply for a temporary restraining order or seek enforcement of an existing order. Such
Information pertaining to how to apply for a restraining order. In addition, the
Nebraska Crime Commission is the state's lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime.
For further information, including contact information see: Nebraska's Office of Violence
Protection or call 402-471-2194.
The Title IX Administrator or Campus Safety/Security Personnel can assist in obtaining interim protective measures
and accommodations for individuals involved in reports of sexual and relationship violence. When requested, and
reasonably available, the following supports may be enacted:
Interim measures are available whether or not a victim reports to local law enforcement or pursues internal
Additional information available on the SCC additional resources page.
SCC has established a confidential/anonymous reporting site – TIPS– for students, employees and visitors to report
suspicious or unusual behavior, or other incidents, that occur on any College-owned or College-operated facility or
at any College sponsored event or activity, either on or off campus. Confidential reports can be submitted by
filing a CCR report.
All SCC faculty and staff who have not otherwise been designated as confidential reporting resources (defined below)
are “responsible employees.” Title IX requires that when a responsible employee learns of sex* discrimination, including sexual or relationship violence, that
individual is required to promptly advise the Title IX Administrator, Campus Administration or other appropriate
designees. Because of this, please note that, although SCC takes survivor confidentiality very seriously,
confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when informing SCC employees who have not otherwise been
designated as confidential reporting resources of incidents of sexual or relationship violence.
Whenever SCC’s Title IX Administrator or other responsible employee receives a report that a student or employee has
been subjected to sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner
violence), the College’s Title IX Administrator, or other responsible employee, shall immediately provide the
alleged victim with contact information for and, if requested, professional assistance in accessing and using
campus, local advocacy, counseling, health, and mental health services. The following list of services, including
contact information, is provided for this purpose:
1To best preserve evidence of an assault, survivors are encouraged to:
SCC is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of prohibited conduct.
In any report, investigation or resolution of a report, every effort will be made to protect the privacy
interests and expectations of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a
thorough review of the allegation and to the extent required or permitted by law. Information will only
be shared with those employees who “need to know” in order to assist the review, investigation,
resolution or remediation of the report.
SCC takes confidentiality very seriously and takes steps to protect confidentiality to the extent
required by law. Information shared with designated confidential campus or community professionals
cannot be revealed without express permission, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. At SCC,
designated confidential reporting resources are counselors with the Counseling Assistance Program for
Students (CAPS). For more information about the CAPS, call 402-228-8135 ext. 1135.
NOTE: SCC aims to honor requests for confidentiality or anonymity where possible.
However, there may be times where the College will move forward with the Student Code of Conduct Process
or other response even if an individual declines to participate.
Southeast Community College is committed to providing a prompt and equitable resolution to issues of
sexual and relationship violence. For students, this includes the Student Conduct Process.